Friday, March 12, 2010

Extreme Homo Makeover

With zero fashion sense and no interest in shopping, it's a miracle I've lasted in the New York gay community as long as I have. So when I got invited to a big model party at one of the city's trendiest night spots -- Griffin in the Meatpacking District -- I decided my usual cat-hair-covered Old Navy T-shirt and cargo pants look just wasn't going to cut it. Lucky for me, I'm friends with John Varvatos' former right-hand-man who now makes celebrities look pretty for a living. who was willing to take take on the task of dressing me for "the ball." While I fought every idea tooth and nail -- slim jeans? no, my legs are too skinny; belt? what's that for? leather coat? no, I look like a lesbian in leather, plus my 10-year-old Adidas number will think I'm cheating on it -- I have to say he was pretty amazing. When I met Michael on the corner for dinner he about fell over and spent the whole night complimenting me saying he felt like he was "cheating" on me. Now I'm not going to deny that those "real" shoes aren't the most comfortable (who even knew they MADE shoes other than Skechers?!) and that those jeans didn't squeeze my nuts so hard that I will never father a child by in vitro fertilization. But the cold doorman at Griffin -- who was busy shooing off all the other guys with no chicks with them -- did actually speak to me long enough to find out I was on the list (gee, thanks!). So that alone made my night in "celebrity drag" more than worthwhile!

Warming up to my new look over a six-Splenda latte at Starbucks

14 comments:

Lisa Brower said...

You look fabulous!!! Is this like gay eye on the gay guy? It is so time for that show, I could suggest several of our homegrown homos to be on it! Valdosta is not exactly a "fashion scene", the straight men here actually dress better than the gay men, and this is just WRONG.

- said...

you look fucking fantastic!

firstimpre55ion said...

You look amazing Kenneth! I don't blame your bf for complimenting you all night! :D

Anonymous said...

You are handsome in all your pictures, but you are especially handsome in these! Glad you had a fun time!

Leo said...

I myself, have no fashion sense, I mean I can match my socks but that's about it. I wear what I feel comfortable in, the "outfit" looks great! YOU look like you are being forced to carry out a suicide mission against your will! lol Did you feel comfortable in the clothes? Congrats on stretching your boundaries though, it takes blind faith and strength to do that.
;) peace

Alec said...

Wow, Kenneth, I am so jealous of you, you sex society queen, you! What in the hell is your secret?! You looked like such a dork when you were a teenager, and you really didn't look that great in your twenties, but now, you look great! You've blossomed into a handsome man... in those stylish clothes, you definitely look like you would fit in at a party in the fashion world! I'm proud of you, man!

Bigalny said...

Kenneth,

You look great. The black leather jacket is a classic that will always serve you well. As to the skinny jeans, you should be thrilled you are slim enough to be able to wear them.

Michael said...

You look terrific! And I bet you enjoyed hearing Michael complimenting you.

So, do you think this will begin the era of Fashionista Kennethinthe212?

Marc said...

Amazing what one glass slipper can do ...

Scotty said...

I thought you were pretty hot n sexy before, and I think you're hot n sexy now. Just a dressed up kind. ;)

Branden said...

I liked the look. It's good to change up the look, if only for one night.

Will J said...

You clean up nicely (and hot) -- also makes you look about 10 years younger.

marQy said...

Love the new look!

Anonymous said...

You look really nice dressed-up, Kenny. Doesn't get it old wearing crappy jeans & cruddy t-shirts? Must you always dress like an 8 year old? Welcome to the world of grown-ups!